Bleu Edmondson

Bleu Edmondson
Bleu Edmondson

With The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be, Bleu Edmondson’s long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s critically acclaimed Lost Boy, the southern-fried country rocker embarked on a search for truth, stripping back layers of regret, loss, and longing to uncover a renewed, albeit somewhat painfully soul-baring, view of himself and the world around him.  He dug deeper into what the music meant to him as a musician, a writer and a man. “Writing is like holding up a mirror to those darkest corners of our lives that we keep hidden,” confides the raspy-throated singer.  “It’s not always a pretty reflection, but it’s real and it matters.”  The collection of songs ministers to the saint and the sinner in each of us. It is an amalgamation of those touch points and influences that give us permission to question, confront and raise a little hell on Saturday night.

For the disc’s debut single, “No Room for Mercy,” the soulful singer/songwriter paints a vivid picture of the painful unraveling of a relationship, with a south Texas thunderstorm as a symbolic backdrop.  The raw wounds of deception, anger and disappointment are ripped wide open as the betrayed singer tells his lover that there is a price for what she has done and “you won’t lie to me anymore.”  Unlike some of his songwriting peers in other genres, Bleu chooses not to resolve the situation – or to explain in detail the circumstances involved – opting instead to allow the listener room to weave their own experiences into the song’s storyline. 

Edmondson’s lyrics convey a worldly perspective of one who has lived a life balanced on the edge – of success and failure, love and hate, elation and despair – with his trademark grit and unselfconscious vulnerability intact.   There is no sugar-coating in his songs; he simply calls it like he sees it. 

His men are flawed, with the brooding darkness of someone who has loved, lied and lost but for reason untold, repeats his mistakes time and again; and they are also vulnerable, with a desolate loneliness of someone who has been loved, been lied to and been left behind.   Sometimes they are scared little boys, strangers to themselves and mysteries to those around them.  But at the end of the day, they love a good party.

The women in Edmondson’s songs are innocent in one moment, insincere in the next, and unable to love the man who is willing to give them his heart.  They dance, they cry, they lose faith, they scream, and they love and hate interchangeably.  They are omnipresent, sometimes appearing as a barefoot angel sent to save the lost souls living life on the outside, or other times as a past-her-prime party girl who still has the boys fighting for her attention – and anything else she might surrender.

The couples he writes of lose their minds, quench each other’s thirsts, lie and fail to keep their promises; they fear, they take chances and through it all they love, with an urgent intensity that speaks to the desperation in their lives.

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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 478

Bleu Edmondson  03/04/2008            
I'm hooked! I love it
Bleu Edmondson  03/01/2008            
Lacey P
I absolutely love this album!! You have definitely come a long way since "50 Dollars and a Flask of Crown"
Bleu Edmondson  02/29/2008            
So.....where's this new website??
Bleu Edmondson  02/19/2008            
I have all his albums. I approached thia with open mind, knowing it was different. I does not do it for me at all. Kind of chessy if you ask me. Is it preachy or sacrelgious?
Bleu Edmondson  02/19/2008            
No his best effort. I tried to listen to it with an open mind. It just does not do it for me.
Bleu Edmondson  02/11/2008            
I love Bleu's older stuff, but this new album is the best yet. Its very different but I think it has a lot of his soul in it. I love it! Its a must have.
Bleu Edmondson  02/05/2008            
chris J.
Thank you Bleu. This record brought me back to real music. Hope to see you live soon! Keep doing it!
Bleu Edmondson  02/03/2008            
Ok I'm tired of alot of people bashin Bleu for his newest cd. Bleu is an amazing artist and I think its awesome that he just doesnt stick to one certian sound. He could come out with a cd of freakin kids songs and I'd still rock the hell out of it! Best of luck Bleu!
Bleu Edmondson  01/31/2008            
Bleu Edmondson  01/31/2008            
I was just hoping he wasn't fading away! Yeah I checked his myspace and it seems there is more show than what it says on his website.
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